Category: Green Home

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

Avoiding Single-Use Plastic Was Becoming Normal, Until Coronavirus. Here’s How We Can Return to Good Habits

As COVID-19 restrictions start to ease, we’re unlikely to return to our previous behaviours, from our work-life balance to maintaining good hygiene. But there are downsides to this new normal, particularly when it comes to hygiene concerns, which have led to an increase in an environmental scourge we were finally starting to get on top...

IKEA Unveils Its Low-Waste, Nature-Inspired ‘Home Of Tomorrow’ Sustainable Lifestyle Concept

IKEA Unveils Its Low-Waste, Nature-Inspired ‘Home Of Tomorrow’ Sustainable Lifestyle Concept

Swedish retail behemoth IKEA has unveiled its brand new eco-friendly urban home concept in Szczecin, Poland. Hoping to encourage customers to live a life more in harmony with nature, the IKEA Home of Tomorrow – a 2,700 square foot concept space set in an old building – introduces visitors to environmentally friendly furniture and home...

Plastic Free July 2020: Aussies Challenged to Reduce Plastic Waste by One Billion Kilos

Plastic Free July 2020: Aussies Challenged to Reduce Plastic Waste by One Billion Kilos

Plastic Free July returns for another year and to mark its 10-year anniversary, the campaign has set an even bigger target, challenging Australians to reduce single-use plastic pollution by one billion kilograms over the month. The Plastic Free July challenge was designed to raise awareness of the impacts of disposable plastic and encourage people to...

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Building Contractor

What to Look for in an Eco-Friendly Building Contractor

The transition to sustainability is happening in every industry. Building and home contractors are also making the switch to become more environmentally friendly, from the tools and materials they purchase to the sustainable practices implemented in the work they perform. However, as a customer, it can become complicated when you’re looking to hire an environmentally-friendly...

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

10 Self-Sufficiency Skills Eco-Conscious Folks Should Learn

If there’s one thing the COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns have taught people, eco-conscious or not, it’s the value of self-sufficiency. With many shops and businesses forced to close, some individuals losing their livelihoods and experiencing financial hardship and many forced to spend more time at home, people are once again cultivating skills of self-reliance: life skills,...

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

7 Reasons Why Your Veggie Scraps Won’t Regrow

So you’ve decided to flex your green thumb during the pandemic and are trying to regrow veggies from kitchen scraps but you aren’t having any success. Here are seven reasons why your vegetable scraps won’t regrow: 1. The vegetable has been sitting in cold storage for too long When you buy seed packets, they often...

Racism in the Time of a Pandemic

Racism in the Time of a Pandemic

According to public records, China formally informed the World Health Organization (WHO) about the coronavirus on 31st December 2019. However, the public majority didn’t begin to hear about the virus until much later, by which time the New Year was already in full swing. The virus was initially classified as a health problem and only...